The Andrew Simpson Foundation offers both practical and financial support in the delivery of inspiring sailing programmes. The Foundation looks to collaborate with charitable and not-for-profit sailing initiatives, nationally and internationally more
What we do
Our fundamental ethos is to facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities.
Breaking down barriers
The Foundation is providing the challenges of a sailing environment to promote health and wellbeing, and to develop personal skills that will improve a young person’s ability to succeed in life and work. We recognise sailing as a sport and as a recreation that is not always accessible to all owing to lack of finance, a physical or learning disability, mental health or social barriers. The Foundation helps to break down those barriers by working with sailing providers to offer financial and practical support.
In May 2014 the Foundation was given the opportunity to establish the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The sailing school is located at one of the world’s greatest sailing venues and is a fully accredited RYA Training Centre. more
School children in Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding area were given the opportunity to sail in 2015 thanks to the Portsmouth Sailing Project. The target of the five-week summer holiday project was to provide 1,000 young children aged 9-13 years and from varying backgrounds more